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2019 Fall Science of Security and Privacy Quarterly Meeting

The 2019 Fall Science of Security and Privacy Quarterly Meeting will be hosted by the UIUC Lablet at the Discovery Partners Institute in Chicago, Illinois on November 5 and 6. All sessions will be held in Classroom A.


Register to Attend



Time Activity
0800 - 0900 Registration (badges)
0900 - 0920 Welcome and Overview of the Science of Security Effort
Sayan Mitra (UIUC) and NSA
0925 - 1010 NSA Cybersecurity Directorate Overview
Grant Wagner, NSA
1015 - 1115 Mixed Initiative and Collaborative Learning in Adversarial Environments
Shankar Sastry, UC Berkeley
1120 - 1200 Online Container Vulnerability Exploit Detection and Security Patching
Helen Gu, NCSU
1200 - 1300 LUNCH
1300 - 1345 Resiliency Theme Panel
Moderated by Adam Tagert, NSA
1350 - 1435 Verifying Performance Specifications on Hybrid Systems and Markov Decision Processes via Reinforcement Learning
Geir Dullerud, UIU
1435 - 1445 BREAK
1445 - 1515 Do you get what you pay for? Comparing the privacy practices of free vs. paid mobile apps
Serge Egelman, ICSI
1520 - 1600 Protecting Privacy in Online Social networks: From identity to Content
Fengjun Li, KU
1600 - 1700 Closed PI Meeting
  Dinner on your own or unhosted group dinner


Time Activity
0800 - 0900 Registration (badges)
0900 - 1000 NSA's Information and Intelligence Analysis Strategy Overview
Joy Garrett
1005 - 1035 Achieving Intrusion Tolerance through Automatic Response and Improved Forensics
Mohammed Nourrendine
1035 - 1045 BREAK
1045 - 1125 Combining simulation and emulation for evaluation of secure and resilient cyber-physical systems
Kevin Jin, IIT
1125 - 1200 Improving explainability with contrastive alternatives
David Garlan, CMU

Hotel Accomodations:

A block of rooms is reserved at nearby La Quinta. To reserve from this block at a 20% discount:

  • Booking Link
  • Enter arrival and departure dates
  • Using drop-down under spacial rates, select "Group Code" and enter CGSOSL


The meeting will be held at the Discovery Partners Institute in Chicago, IL. The Institute is located on the fourth floor of the office complex at 200 South Wacker Drive in Chicago. It is directly west of Willis Tower on the banks of the Chicago River. It can be reached by air, bus, train, and automobile. We are just steps away from Union Station, CTA trains and the water taxis.

DPI is bordered by Wacker Drive to the east (across the street from Willis Tower), Adams Street to the north and the Chicago River to the west. The main entrance is at the intersection of Wacker and Adams.

Once you've arrived, In the building main lobby, show your photo ID to Security. Security will confirm that your name has been submitted as a guest and you will be given access to the elevators. Please choose the elevator bank closest to the main entrance to get to the 4th floor.

More information can be found at


If you have questions about the meeting, please contact Linda Steinberg: gholson [at]


Event Details
Chicago, IL
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